|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1759|
King George County
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1840|
Married Malinda Cecil. Soldier of the American Revolution.
MILITARY-Soldier in the Revolutionary War.("The Mitchells in Connection with the McKendree Society, pg. 25").
Pension Application of Samuel and Malinda Cecil MItchell: W4030
The State of Ohio; Miami County Court of Common Pleas of the term of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred & thirty two.
On this twenty fifth day of September 1832 personally appeared before the President & associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County in the State of Ohio, Samuel Mitchell a resident of Bethel Township in Miami County and State of Ohio, aged seventy three years on the fifteenth day of March eighteen hundred & thirty two, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated that early in the spring of 1775 he enlisted with Lieut. Thomas Fitzhugh at Montgomery County in the State of Virginia in a company commanded by Captain William Washington in a regiment commanded by a Col. whose name he cannot recollect, the company rendezvoused at Stafford Court House, Stafford County, Virginia, from thence marched through King George County to the Rappahannac river, crossed over to Spotsylvania County & down the river to Bowling Green at which place they were stationed untill December of the same year, when this deponent was discharged having served a period of nine months.
In the month of July 1778 he again enlisted under Captain John Gorden, William Grisham being Lieutenant of the company; and the detachment under the command of Gen'l. McIntosh, he enlisted at Montgomery County in Virginia and marched from Montgomery County afs'd in August 1778 to Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and from thence down the Ohio to the mouth of Big beaver, crossed the Ohio, and built a fort at the mouth of Beaver, from thence marched to the Muskingum river in the now state of Ohio, and built a fort at the place where Zanesville now stands, at which place the detachment was obliged to winter and suffered extremely from cold & want of provisions & were continually harrassed by the Indians, the country was then an entire wilderness, the winter extremely cold & the troops badly supplied and many of the troops died in consequence of their privation & exposures.
In the month of March 1779 the company in which he enlisted, was discharged & he was allowed twenty four days to return home & received his pay some time after in continental money, then of little value. In th fall of 1780 he was drafted in a company commanded by Capt. Thomas Patton.. He joined the company (several words illegible) Montgomery County, Virginia & he was attached to the Regiment commanded by Maj. Thomas Quirk, and marched from said county to the Lead mines in Wythe County, Virginia, the regiment was there stationed to protect the mines & the inhabitants of the adjacent country from the depredations of the British & Tories, the latter of whom were very troublesome at times, after remaining at that place about one month he was regularly discharged.
In the summer of 1781 he volunteered in a company commanded by Lieutenant Alexander Moyers at Montgomery County, rendezvoused in Montgomery County Virginia and were placed under the command of Col. Preston, who was ordered to put a stop to the depradations of & watch the movement of the Tories. He continued in the services about one month & was then discharged.
Deponent received regular discharges at the termination of the several foregoing terms of service & retained them many years in his possession, but owing to time and accident they are all now lost. The whole period of his services as above stated is about twenty months.
Deponent was born in King George County below Fredericksburg & State of Virginia, where he resided untill he was 18 years old & then removed to Montgomery County, Virg'a. He removed from thence in the year 1813 to the state of Ohio where he has sinced lived & in the County of Miami for 19 years. He has no documentary evidence, and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Samuel X Mitchell
NOTE: The file includes an application dated 20 Aug 1849 in Miami County, Ohio by Malinda Mitchell stating that she had resided on a farm in Miami County since 1814, that she was born in Virginia on 15 April 1760 and married Samuel Mitchell in Montgomery County, Virginia on 7 July 1780. She supported her claim with pages from the family record from a Bible, which also gives Samuel Mitchell's dates of birth and death as 15 March 1760 and 25 April 1840, and the date of birth of Malinda Mitchell as 15 April 1760. Their son George Mitchell certified the authenticity of the family record.
Malinda Cecil Mitchell (1760 - 1850)*
Rebecca Mitchell Helvey/Helvie (____ - 1825)*
Eleanor Mitchell Wallace (1781 - 1862)*
William S. Mitchell (1785 - 1870)*
Nancy Mitchell (1788 - ____)*
Sarah Mitchell Lamme (1788 - 1834)*
Kiziah Mitchell Stafford (1789 - 1851)*
Zachariah Mitchell (1791 - 1872)*
Latticha Mitchell Brier (1792 - 1835)*
Melinda Mitchell Black (1794 - 1845)*
George Mitchell (1797 - 1871)*
Samuel C. Mitchell (1799 - 1852)*
Howard Mitchell (1801 - 1869)*
McKendree Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Jan 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6087699